Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Reflecting

by Barbara Lewis

A lot of us, at this time of year, reflect on the past ... all that we've been given ... all that we've done.  This led me to stroll through I-Photo to look at some of my old work, which goes back to August 2008. Many of them show my former life as a potter, my love of knotted thread, leather cording.

Knotted bead clusters and turquoise


Ceramic pendants with etched and stamped brass, and one of my first enameled things

Ceramic pendant with African clay and glass beads, an amber bead from a flea market

Pit-fired ceramic beads and turquoise

Sea glass from Chesapeake Bay on a leather and chain bracelet.

The aqua and pink metal is the former steel siding of an old beach house we bought, which is riveted to the front.

Sterling tube rivets

If I don't get a chance to talk to you tomorrow, have a wonderful Thanksgiving ... and beware of the sedative effects of turkey ... or could it really be the copious amounts of food we'll all be eating!

10 comments:

mairedodd said...

beautiful, barbara - you know what i love the most? that even though you have learned more things and become even more proficient, the 'you-ness' is present in all of those pieces... you have an aesthetic that is clearly developed - and from that core you create all kinds of wonder...

Kristi Bowman said...

Oh Barbara, such amazing stuff. I agree with Marie, it's all you lady!! I love it ALL!!

Alice said...

Beautiful pieces! I love that each one is so different from the other. That leather with the steel siding is just gorgeous!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Maybe the sedative effects of turkey force us to slow down and reflect on the blessings that have come our way through the year......

TesoriTrovati said...

I love that these each tell a story, your unique story. And a wonderful story it is!
I am thankful for you, Miss Barbara!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Patty said...

Barbara, it's fantastic and inspiring that you chose to incorporate a piece of your house in your bracelet! Thanks for giving my brain some wonderful early morning stimulation. :-)

Patty

diane cook said...

Great pieces Barbara....Love the texture of the ceramic pendant!
Happy Thanksgiving my friend =)

MaCarroll Beads said...

Great post, Barbara! I also love that you used a piece of the old beach house! Now .... that is a one-of-a-kind!!!

Davinia said...

These are all just stunning. I too love the ceramic pendant and the cuff bracelet is amazing. It's good to look back.

Chris said...

LOVE the cuff with the siding riveted in place! Never would have thought of that and it looks so funkified. Way cool and happy Thanksgiving to you too!

stregata said...

Love these glimpses of your earlier work. It seems, somehow, it is your love of colour that ties them all together.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

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